We offer worship to God in a life that follows the Rule of St. Benedict in an atmosphere of quiet and solitude. The monastery is traditionally called “a school of brotherly love” where everything is shared in common: heart, mind, burdens. We respond to the dialogue of voiced needs and concerns with the tools of good works, humility, mercy, and love. That is, we spend our lives learning how to truly love and be loved. Union then comes most fully in our personal love for Jesus Christ. It is in this love that the Cistercian vocation blossoms into a life-long fruitfulness. To prefer nothing to Christ is, therefore, our purpose, our end, and our happiness.